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Psalm: 102
Iconography: An eagle soars up to heaven and then plunges head first into water. Physiologus explained that when an eagle felt it was growing old and blind, it would fly up towards the sun, burning its old feathers and the film from its eyes. It would then plunge three times into a stream of water and emerge rejuvenated. Your youth shall be renewed like the eagle’s. This scene is depicted in illustrated 12th-century Bestiaries. (AP, 242) http://www.abdn.ac.uk/bestiary/comment/61v.hti
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